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Our software enables local governments to more easily track, improve, and resolve efficiency and risk management issues in their parks and playgrounds.
As the USA and Canada's public works projects evolve, the integration of digital software has become indispensable. However, navigating the regulatory landscape and overcoming challenges requires government agencies to adapt their approaches. In this article, we delve into the complexities of American and Canadian regulations and present essential steps for successfully adopting digital software. By the end, you'll gain valuable insights to drive innovation and achieve remarkable success in your Public Works department.
In Canada, 2,500 children below 14 years old are hospitalized yearly for serious playground fall injuries. Studies show that falls exceeding 1.5-2m in height increase the likelihood of incurring an injury, and the risk of severe injury doubles on playgrounds using non-recommended or ill-maintained surfaces.
Planning and development processes play a crucial role in shaping the infrastructure of cities and communities. However, planning and development efforts are often plagued by numerous challenges, including navigating municipal building permits, conducting construction site inspections, coordinating and effectively communicating between teams, and managing delays caused by manual processes. Additionally, the transition from traditional paper-based systems to digital platforms poses its own set of obstacles.
Park and playground management is a crucial aspect of ensuring the safety and enjoyment of public spaces. Whether it's a city park, a school playground, a municipal playground, or a national park, it's important to adhere to laws and regulations and properly maintain and inspect the facilities to minimize risks and prevent injuries.
Children have learned through playing with nature since the beginning of time, climbing trees, making tree houses, running through leaves, and digging in the sand. Modern thinking is that natural play of this kind should be encouraged as it contributes to overall fitness, coordination, and self-discipline. It also helps with concentration, emotional development, and imagination. There are also benefits to exploring nature during lessons or even just holding a lesson in a pleasant natural environment.
For many years, people were allowed to build buildings, structures, fortresses, bridges, roadways, etc., without any concerns for safety and operational effectiveness.
Recently, there were many changes in the current NFC Model Codes released in 2020. When the NFC Model Codes are changed/updated each province reviews and updates its Fire Codes. British Columbia’s “Updated” Fire Code will reflect these changes and be adopted in June 2023 and enforced in December 2023.